Personal Injury attorneys in Arlington Heights, Illinois
Our dedicated lawyers represent those injured by federal employees in Cook, Lake McHenry, DuPage and Will counties as well as in the federal courts.
The United States Postal Service is the main organization established for the purpose of providing mail delivery throughout the United States. For decades postal workers have provided mail delivery services on nearly a daily basis, sorting and delivering more than 700 million pieces of mail each day by air and land. Unfortunately, accidents happen during these deliveries.
United States Postal Service Vehicle Accidents
Delivery drivers are required to complete certain routes each day. These drivers are subject to the same traffic and road conditions as everyone else. Motor vehicle collisions are commonly reported. Our law firm has handled many personal injury claims. We are experienced attorneys who can help you with your claim against the United States Postal Service for accidents involving:
- General Service Administration Vehicles
- United States Postal Service worker private vehicles
- United States Postal Service leased or rental vehicles
Typically, individuals are not permitted to sue the federal government. This was the case under sovereign immunity, a legal principle that suggested that a state could not be sued civilly or be a party in a criminal matter.
The Federal Tort Claims Act was created to permit a civil suit to stand in certain limited circumstances. This Act permits a civil suit against a federal employee who commits a negligent act during the course of his or her employment. The Federal Tort Claims Act governs accidents involving United States Postal Workers.
Although the Federal Tort Claims Act provides a pathway to recovery, it should not be mistakenly thought of as a simple act. The provisions of The Federal Tort Claims Act are complex. If you have been injured and are required to proceed under this act, our attorneys can advise you on the law, proper procedural requirements, and what to expect going forward.
Contact an Attorney Today
In many accidents, the injured party mistakenly believes that they do not need legal assistance. Even if the cause of the accident is clear, the innocent party should consult with an attorney to determine what rights to compensation may exist. If you or someone you know have been injured by a United States Postal Services Worker, contact Newland and Newland, LLC.
If you have been injured due to the negligent or wrongful act of a postal worker, you will need an attorney on your side. Our attorneys have assisted thousands of clients in their personal injury claims.
During an initial consultation, our experienced attorneys will meet with you to discuss your options. Even if you are at the stage of settlement, you will benefit from speaking with an attorney. Our law firm can thoroughly review the terms of your settlement to ensure that you are receiving the compensation you deserve. Do not wait until it is too late. Let our family help your family.